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Maersk container industry secures historically large reefer order from Hapag-Lloyd

Hamburg-based global container line Hapag-Lloyd has recently announced new reefer bookings of 11,100 units and awarded Maersk Container Industry (MCI) a huge order totalling 8,600 units, of which 2,000 will be Controlled Atmosphere (CA) reefers. The company has already commenced production of the 8,600…

ExpoSE 2018: MAJA ice keeps asparagus and other vegetables fresh

Simple and effective cooling throughout the entire value chain

As exquisite premium products like asparagus have to arrive at the consumer in a crisp, fresh and tender state, producers must ensure there is optimal cooling. This is…

New cold store Luik Natie opens 1 February 2019

“Five thousand pallet places are available in the new Cold Store”

“The plan is for the new Cold Store to open on 1 February 2019. Construction is in full swing, and the outer walls have already been put in place,” says Pascal Gybels, responsible for quality for Luik Natie. “The new Cold Store is primarily meant for products such as fruit, honey and potatoes. The new…

Cold chain monitoring solution for fruit & vegetable transport

CAS DataLoggers provided its SwiTrace Temperature Data Loggers to a shipper exporting fruits and vegetables. Most of these products were very temperature-sensitive and could…

Zero Energy Cooling Chamber

How Kenyan tomato farmers can avoid heavy losses

Last week, there was the news that tomato farmers in Kenya’s Laikipia county were feeding tomatoes to the cows. The sad bit is that this is not new. It has happened before. The reason is overproduction because farmers are all harvesting their crop at the same time. To cope with this surplus production, farmers need…

"Important goal when IQF freezing broccoli is maintaining bite and color"

Broccoli is a vegetable that poses a challenge when thermally treated (blanching, chilling, then IQF freezing). The challenge is mostly in the thick stalk combined with the…

EU frozen fruit production shrank considerably over the past year

Frozen fruit market in the EU: Germany remains the largest importer

According to the report " EU: Frozen Fruits - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025 ", recently published by IndexBox, the production of frozen fruits stood at 799K…

Etihad Cargo increases focus on cold chain industry with 'FreshForward' product

Etihad Cargo adds to its growing list of specialised products with the launch of FreshForward, affirming its support for a cold chain industry that is also responsible for…

Technology in active controlled atmosphere for refrigerated containers

CMA CGM launches Climactive

On the occasion of the 2018 edition of the Asia Fruit Logistica fair, CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group, is proud to announce the launch of Climactive, the advanced technology for the transportation of highly sensitive fruits and vegetables by active controlled atmosphere. Climactive by CMA CGM, the latest Reefer…

OTACCWA wants to reduce Nigeria’s N9 billion post-harvest losses

The Organisation for Technological Advancement of Cold Chain in West Africa (OTACCWA) has pledged to provide cold chain solutions to reduce the N9 billion (€21 million) annual post-harvest losses in Nigeria and the West African subregion. OTACCWA’s Interim President, dr. Augustine Okoruwa, has stated his…

Dearman launches South Africa cooling project to reduce harvest loss

Clean cold experts at Dearman have launched a new project aiming to reduce wasted harvest in South Africa. The project is backed by grant funds from the Department for…

Gambia: Gunjur to get fruit cold storage facility by late 2019

The Gunjur Development Association (GDA) and the Trust Agency For Rural Development (TARUD) - in collaboration with charitable organisation Thriving Through Venture - have held meetings on the Gunjur Project Gambia to discuss the plans for the construction of cold storage facilities in Gunjur by the end…

Seveplant/Verbeek BV opens new cooling facility in Serbia

Seveplant, daughter company of Verbeek BV is one of the biggest fruit tree nurseries in Serbia. They have recently opened a new cooling facility in Serbia.   Verbeek BV started with…

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Dearman technology targets food waste South Africa

Dearman’s liquid nitrogen refrigeration technology is to be used in a new project, aiming to reduce the waste from fruit and vegetable harvests in South Africa. Food waste in…

China: Vanke acquires Swire Cold Chain Logistics

Last July, top three mainland developer China Vanke spent more than RMB 25.4 billion (€3.25 billion) to add 33 new real estate projects around the country, pushing to expand its land bank via acquisitions in Shanghai, Dongguan, Hangzhou and other locations. Along with the developer’s purchase of land for…

Mobile chill technology ready for its moment

Fighting for dollars to invest in agricultural practices technology can be a challenge. But one product developer believes his technology will move with the trends already being seen in the agriculture business. The most pressing trend is the emergence of the ‘New Fresh Paradigm’ (NFP) which is the push…

Microsoft announce 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative grant Africa recipients

Microsoft has announced the eight early-stage companies selected for its third annual Airband Grant Fund. This year 3 companies from Africa will become grant recipients. These are ColdHubs – Nigeria, MeshPower – Rwanda and Agsol – Kenya. This brings the total number of grant partners in Africa to 19.…


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